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You should install Windows Service Pack 2, but there are a few steps to take before you do.

Should I Install SP2? (Windows XP Service Pack 2)

Yes, with caveats...

This recent article: Will SP2 Crash my machine? includes a list of steps you should take before installing SP2, including checking for possible incompatibilities. Read that article first.

Article C2202 - October 10, 2004 « »

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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